Samsung’s Swivelling MV800: For Those Who Love Their Own Face

Samsung’s Swivelling MV800: For Those Who Love Their Own Face

Sammy’s got a triple blast of cameras today, and the kookiest release is the MV800, with an AMOLED screen that flips around for perfected self-portraiture. No more MySpace arm extension!

The 16 MP MV800’s not particularly thrilling beyond its shape-shifting frame — although touch controls are the capacitive screen are nice. Really, unless you want to take a lot of photos of yourself and your friends, and don’t feel like tossing your camera up into the air, there’s not much reason to pay a premium for the swivel action. It’s a pumped-up point and shoot for the vain. Check for it at the end of the month.

Samsung’s next fresh camera, the 20 MP NX200, is a nice hunk of meat. It’s a mirrorless interchangeable-lens unit, with a bevy of lens options coming out along with it, an ISO range up to 12,800, and 1080p video at 30 FPS. A particularly neat touch is the lens-mounted switch, allowing you to control shutter speed, aperture, exposure, white balance, and ISO, by twisting the lens ring. It’s nice to see controls move off oft-overly crowded back of the camera, and to somewhere more natural.

The last of the trio, the WB750, is a fancy little point and shoot: 12.5 MP, a generous 18x optical zoom, 1080p video cap, and still capture while recording video. Other than that, it’s just a point and shoot. But that zoom!

No availability on those latter two.